Wesley Chapel couple launches tourism-themed podcast

Wesley Chapel’s Andy and Shannon Herbon love exploring Florida — then sharing those experiences with anybody who’ll listen. As often as they can, the Herbons and their two young children venture across the state to visit theme parks and state parks, beaches, springs and waterfalls, hidden gems and other attractions. From the Florida Panhandle, to St. Augustine, to Miami — they’ll go just … [Read more...]

Heroes for Hire playing the right tunes

Being a boy band with a first release on iTunes is heady stuff. But, Heroes for Hire is getting used to the attention, playing their brand of edgy, alternative rock at venues such as Skipper’s Smokehouse, New World Brewery and Buckets. Louis Mittens, 15; Ben Hense, 13; Ryan Romero, 15; Corey Fox, 15; and, Josh Morin, 14, came together as a band at Jim Chambers Music Box. Chambers is … [Read more...]

Tennis app serves up statistics

Lutz resident John Straumann was playing tennis several months ago and was trying to keep statistics on how his shots were going during a match. It wasn't going well. "One of the biggest things was trying to track unforced errors versus winners, and I was trying to do it in my head. It was impossible," said Straumann, who was then living in Washington. "I started thinking, well, this new … [Read more...]

Young cancer victim remembered through song

Download Taylor Emery's song, "Harris," through Apple's iTunes Store by clicking here.  Many stories will likely be written about Taylor Emery, a standout junior point guard on the Freedom High School girls basketball team, as she progresses her way through college and beyond. But on a mournful day in mid-October, it was her turn to write. A young man who had cheered the basketball … [Read more...]